Posts tagged roots
Posts tagged roots
Ethnic beat undulating through your physical essence. Simply Dub-Roots-Ambient.
‘Somewhere In Africa’ (Remix)
#META Dia + Peetah Morgan (Morgan Heritage) … “Meta Rise!’
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Meta Dia - Lead Singer
Shahar Mintz - Guitar
Daniel Serrato -Guitar
Aya Kato - Keyboard
Larry McDonald- Percussions
Frederick McCondichie- Drums
Listening, singing, being, Meta Dia (pronounced “Jah” in Senegal) embodies the philosophy of peace and un-derstanding through music. Born in Dakar, Senegal, not many days have passed that Meta has not made music one way or another. As a teenager, he rapped on the streets of Dakar under the moniker ‘Meta Crazy’ and later, knowing almost no one, save maybe himself, Meta moved to New York City to make music. In New York, Meta became enlivened by the Roots-Rock-Reggae that had been transplanted to America by the Jamaican exodus. After putting together a tight core of international musicians from the world over, Meta began experimenting with the sounds he heard in his own life; from the American soul and the traditional Senegalese singers played in his mother’s kitchen, to the reggae, rap and rhapsody on the streets of Dakar and Brooklyn. In the interweaving of these sounds with the numerous Afro-beats and Latin melodies pulsing and floating through New York’s vibrant musical enclaves, Meta and The Cornerstones was born.
Clive Chin renowned Jamaican record producer whose work includes seminal recordings by The Wailers, Dennis Brown, Lee “Scratch”Perry and Black Uhuru, among others said :
”Meta and the Cornerstones have taken us back to the foundation of Reggae music. I’m from the old school and it reminds me of my days. It’s a band that sounds tight and wicked with infectious lyrics. The album is brilliant I give it a 5 star. My personal favorite is ‘Somewhere in Africa’.
Clive Chin- VP Records/17North Parade
Meta and the Cornerstones debut album Forward Music (2008) is available on Itunes and Amazon.
A remix of ‘Somewhere in Africa’ featuring Peetah Morgan has been released in February 2010 and premiered on National Geographic Music Website.
Meta is currently working on his second album and is recording at Tuff Gong, Jamaica…. Soon come!!
Meta Dia + The Cornerstones performing live!
Considered “the future of reggae music”, by The National Geographic, Meta and The Cornerstones fuse afropop, hip-hop, rock and soul with an international mixture of vocals. This synthesis of Reggae and Soul with powerful lyrics and feel-good melodies creates something that transcends oceans, borders, and language barriers. Consisting of six members who are as diverse as their music, each brings their own unique background to create a unifying and soul-pounding experience for audiences.
Last night was great!! BRASIL 2012 #STEELPULSE … tomorrow …….. Rio !!! :)
Steel Pulse is a roots reggae musical band, growing up in the Handsworth area, which had and still does have a large majority of Afro-Caribbean, Indian and other Asianmigrants. In the mid 1970s came around awareness of their roots and culture. They originally formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School, in Birmingham, England, composed of David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals), and Ronald McQueen (bass). #STEELPULSE
(1975 – present) Probably the UK’s most highly-regarded roots reggae outfit, Steel Pulse originally formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School, Birmingham, and comprised David Hinds(lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals) and Ronnie McQueen (bass). #STEELPULSE
Ride Natty Ride! #STEELPULSE